Welcome to the enchanting world of Vedas and Agamas
Vedas are ancient Indian scriptures of revelations (Shruti). Agama Shastra is the scientific study of conducting poojas, homas and other vedic practices. These have a profound effect on the environment and create vibes of peace, joy and brotherhood. Beyond the spiritual depth that Vedas and Agamas bring, they also are poetic, scientific and social treasures to be cherished by all. Their all-inclusive and non-divisive nature are highly relevant in the modern day context.
THE ART OF LIVING FOUNDATION
The Art of Living Foundation, initiated in 1982 has a presence in over
152 countries worldwide. As a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO),
the Art of Living Foundation works in special consultative statue with the
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations,
participating in a variety of committees and activities related to health and
conflict resolution around the world. Further more, the Art of Living carries
out its own projects for the promotion of health and social development
in various countries
The International Association for Human Values While celebrating our distinct differences, the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) was founded to create a deeper understanding of the values that unite us as a human community. IAHV develops and promotes programmes of personal development to encourage the practice of human values in everyday life.
The 5H Programme:
The 5H programme was conceived by H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar under the aegis of the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) with a special thrust on Health, Hygiene, Homes, Harmony in Diversity and Human Values. This programme is the vehicle through which a wide array of humanitarian, service projects are delivered in countries around the world.
Rural Development Programme:
The Rural Development Programme (RDP) gives vocational training to groups of young men and women from rural areas, enabling them to become rural entrepreneurs and transform society around them.
4 Holistic Development of Personality, Body, Mind and Spirit:
It is a simple, yet profound workshop that offers the Sudarshan Kriya, practical spiritual knowledge and interactive sessions. The Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful energiser that cleanses deep-rooted emotional stresses and brings the mind and body in synchronicity with natural rhythms. Serenity, centredness, better health, greater joy and enthusiasm for life and more harmonious relationships are just some of the results. The Art of Living Course Part 2 is a programme that takes you deeper into yourself You can experience the vastness of consciousness that you really are. The Part 2 course includes Sadhana (Spiritual Practices), Satsang (Spiritual communion through singing), Seva (Service) and Silence.
Parama Poojya Sri Sri Guruji Ravishankarji, with the grace of the almighty had established the Ved Vignan Maha vidya peeth, The Art of living International Ashram in the outskirts of Bangalore in 1981. The Veda patashala also coincided with the school education was started to develop Vedas as well as science side by side, within the ashram. The Panchagiri educational campus of Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth consists of many educational institutions such as Sri Sri University, Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir School, Sri Sri Ravishankar PreUniversity College, Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic & Medical Sciences and Sri Sri Scientific Yoga Centre. Like adding a gem to a crown the Veda Agama Samskrutha Maha Patashala was started from 15th Oct 2002, with the efforts of Guruji. The school would cater to the needs of the students from all over the country to learn the Dravidian styles as well as all aspects of learning related to temple worship. In addition to this, general education is also given, so that they can make the temple divine light houses in modern world. The course is 1 year primary and 6 years main courses. The Students are prepared for the Oriental title Shaivagama Vidya Nidhi final year examination of the Patashala, 'Agama Pravara' examination of the HR&CE, Govt. of Karnataka. (Maharaja Sanskrit College, Mysore). The students of our patashala are provided with free boarding and lodging facilities, within the campus. It has already become a centre of excellence, not only in Veda, Agama and Sanskrit, but also in Jyothisham, Saiva Siddhantha, Sangeetham, Yoga, Vedic Mathematics, Thirumarai, Shilpa Sasthra, etc,. which are also taught here by skilled and experienced faculties. Other than this education, the specialised skill of each student is being analysed and necessary steps are taken to improve their skills.
The school was founded by H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Guruji). It is a part of the Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth Trust which is the umbrella organization under which various service projects of the Art of Living Foundation in India operate.
The institution is affiliated to Sree Venkateshwara Vedic University, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh; Govt. of Karnataka HR & CE Board; Srimaan Maharaja Sanskrit College, Mysore; Rashtriya Samskrutha Samsthan, New Delhi; Samskrutha Bharathi Trust, Tamil Nadu; and Aksharam Institute of Sanskrit, Karnataka.